On 21 August 1931, the exiled King Alfonso XIII of Spain visited the Peace Palace. Earlier that year, the Second Spanish Republic had been proclaimed. The King had fled and left Spain, but retained his claim to the throne in exile in Rome, Italy. In 1941, he abdicated in favour of his son Juan, Count of Barcelona. Alfonso died six weeks later.

'Bezoek van Koning Alfonso. 21 aug 1931'. Dated 1931. Photographer: H.G.L. Schimmelpennig, Columbus 138, Tel. 32243. Den Haag (Holland).

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